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LIBRARY FOCUS: Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt ends April 10

Things are blooming here at the library. The daffodils are sprouting and will soon show their sunny faces. Our walls are full of colorful works from B’ville’s youngest artists and we have actual plants you can claim when you enter our Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt. The details of the hunt are available on our home page at bville.lib.ny.us or come on down, ask us in person and claim your seedling.

Canton Woods Senior Center: Learn how to protect your bones

Canton Woods Senior Center offers a wide variety of programs and services from aerobics to tai chi and book club to Wii bowling. Read on for our upcoming events. This week, in addition to our full schedule of activities, we will host two informative presentations.

LETTER: Lysander First coalition members seek re-election

To the editor: Lysander Town Councilors Melinda Shimer and Andrew Reeves of Lysander First are seeking re-election to the Lysander Town Board.

LETTER: Disinger clarifies his role with NBT Bank Stadium

To the editor: I was surprised to find an article about myself in your April 1 issue. While I appreciate the writer’s summation of the talk I gave at the Shacksboro museum, I must correct one error of fact, namely that I was the designer for NBT Bank Stadium.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: New laws created to protect victims of domestic and sexual abuse

Domestic violence, harassment, and sexual assault continue to be issues that concern me. Studies reveal that such abuse occurs more than many realize. A few new laws were recently chaptered and aim to improve victims’ rights and protections. I supported all of these in the Assembly and I am glad they have been signed into law.

U.S. Congress bulletin: Calling all CNY high school artists

Each spring, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a high school art competition to acknowledge and promote artistic talent. The winning piece of artwork from each congressional district across our country is displayed for one full year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

GUEST COLUMN: Make homes safer with sprinkler systems

“Seven Children Die in Brooklyn Fire…” A recent headline like so many others printed too often each year. It happens in the biggest cities and the smallest towns. In 2013, according to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated 1,240,000 fires. These fires resulted in 3,420 civilian fatalities, almost 16,000 injuries and an estimated $11.5 billion in property loss — 85 percent of these fire fatalities were in the home.

Erieville United Methodist Church not facing closure

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: Recently, there have been rumors that the Erieville United Methodist Church is facing closure. Although we are currently small in number, we want to let you know that there is a dedicated core of members that are working to revive our church under new leadership.

Thanks for Barclay Talbot fundraiser support

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: On behalf of the Cazenovia Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team, we wish to thank the Cazenovia community for its enthusiastic support of the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Barclay Talbot, held on Sunday, March 22, at St. James Catholic Church. In addition to the spaghetti dinner, the benefit included many wonderful raffle prizes and a bake sale.

Thanks to community for support of St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: It is with full hearts that we, the organizers of St. Baldrick’s Cazenovia, are proud to say thank you to our community, volunteers and shavees for the tremendous outpouring of support for this year’s event.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Help preserve the Canalway Trail on April 19

Here in Central New York, we’re fortunate to have access to so many beautiful parks and historic sites. From hiking and horseback riding to swimming and fishing, there are many activities for the entire family to enjoy right here in our own backyard. This spring, join me in supporting and preserving our recreational and historic parks by paying a visit with your family and friends.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Seneca Savings vacating the village

For the past 56 years, Seneca Savings has done business under one name or another at 105 Second St., here in the village.

NOPL NEWS: Discover the Discovery Den

Northern Onondaga Public Library announces the opening of the Discovery Den inside its North Syracuse location. Formerly the computer lab, the Discovery Den is the library’s new space for self-guided “mini make” projects – hands-on activities that anyone can participate in – designed to educate, inspire and engage.

LETTER: Toomey home almost complete

To the editor: This spring, construction will be completed on the Toomey Residential Children’s Community Residence on Doyle Road. Despite a bit of a work slowdown due to a particularly harsh CNY winter, things are back on schedule, and a June opening is in sight.

LETTER: Cub Scouts thank Bolton supporters

To the editor: On behalf of Baldwinsville Cub Scout Pack 71 we would like to thank the Baldwinsville community for their support on helping us with the Alexa Bolton bottle drive the past few months.